Morrill wins four and both Open features at Batavia October 14, 2021

Batavia, NY — Jim Morrill Jr. remained flaming hot at Batavia Downs after he won four more races at the Genesee County track including both Open paces. Morrill’s torrid pace at the current meet accelerated over the last three days where he won 15 races out of his 26 starts at the Downs. Morrill currently has 80 wins this year at Batavia and just went … Continue reading Morrill wins four and both Open features at Batavia »

Stratosphere orbits the field in Batavia Open pace October 10, 2021

Batavia, NY — Fresh back from a six-week respite, Stratosphere made his return felt intermediately after looping the field to win by open lengths at 21-1 in the $12,300 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 9). This race was an example of what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Foo Fighter N (Kevin Cummings) left and took … Continue reading Stratosphere orbits the field in Batavia Open pace »

Jim Morrill Jr. wins seven at Batavia October 9, 2021

Batavia, NY —- Friday (Oct 8) was quite a night for Batavia Downs’ leading driver Jim Morrill Jr. who won seven of the nine races on the card, including six consecutive from race two through race seven.Morrill started his consecutive six pack with Silver Buckeye (2:00.1, $4.20) and continued with Kings Treasure (1:55, $23.60), Hey Kobe (1:56.2, $5.20), Silver Hill Blaze (1:57.1, $5.50), Mach Of … Continue reading Jim Morrill Jr. wins seven at Batavia »

Batavia Downs implements second purse increase of season October 7, 2021

Batavia, NY — For the second time this season, the management of Batavia Downs along with the Western New York Harness Horsemen’s Association has announced that starting Wednesday (Oct. 13) purses for all races held at the track will be increased by 10%. As was the case earlier this year, the increase is due to the continued success in business the VLT’s have seen on … Continue reading Batavia Downs implements second purse increase of season »

Protect Blue Chip returns to Batavia winner’s circle October 7, 2021

Batavia, NY — With Misty Memory N not entered this week, Protect Blue Chip regained her spot as morning line favorite in the $12,300 fillies and mares Open I Handicap pace and delivered as expected on that forecast after she won the weekly distaff feature at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Oct. 6). Jim Morrill Jr. put Protect Blue Chip right on the engine and … Continue reading Protect Blue Chip returns to Batavia winner’s circle »

American Zest A wins second straight at Batavia October 3, 2021

Batavia, NY — In his last visit to Batavia Downs, American Zest A demolished a field of Open II pacers as he won in 1:52.3 by open lengths. After a brief stop at Yonkers last week, the Aussie-bred returned to Genesee County and made quick work of the Open I fellowship to claim the winner’s share of the $12,300 purse in the Saturday night (Oct. … Continue reading American Zest A wins second straight at Batavia »

Mugshots Bro, All About Thechase take Batavia trots October 2, 2021

Batavia, NY — There were 12 top western New York trotters who went postward in two Open trots that headlined the Friday night (Oct. 1) card at Batavia Downs and when the dust had settled, Mugshots Bro and All About Thechase both put in stellar performances. In the $12,300 Open I Handicap, Mugshots Bro (Shawn McDonough) led from the start while Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) … Continue reading Mugshots Bro, All About Thechase take Batavia trots »

Misty Memory N wins easily again in Batavia feature September 30, 2021

Batavia, NY — Without question, the best resident mare at Batavia Downs continued to roll as Misty Memory N won the $12,300 fillies and mares Open I Handicap on Wednesday (Sept. 29) to score her fourth win in her last five starts at the Genesee County oval. Misty Memory N (Denny Bucceri) got away last in the scratch-shortened field of five and watched as Protect … Continue reading Misty Memory N wins easily again in Batavia feature »

Guaranteed $5,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia September 29, 2021

Batavia, NY — When live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Sept. 29) there will be three carryovers and one large guaranteed pool. With no winner of the Pick-5 on Saturday night (Sept. 25), there is a carryover of $837 and the management of Batavia Downs has announced that the track will offer a $5,000 guaranteed pool for that wager on Wednesday (Sept. 29). … Continue reading Guaranteed $5,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia »

Kevin Cummings sweeps both Batavia features September 26, 2021

Batavia, NY — Perennial local driving leader Kevin Cummings had a big night at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Sept. 25) after winning both weekly pacing features with Black Is Back and Foo Fighter N and vaulting himself into second place for dash wins at the current meet. It has been some time since Black Is Back visited the Purple Haze winner’s circle but he definitely … Continue reading Kevin Cummings sweeps both Batavia features »